Date: November 30, 2021
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern; 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific; Please note your local time zone for start time.
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.
Presentation: Carbon Offsets 101
Michelle McGinty - Program Outreach Manager, Center for Resource Solutions
What are carbon offsets and how do you ensure they are having an impact? During this session you will learn what defines carbon offsets, when to utilize them, appropriate claims, and different carbon offset project types. You will also learn what questions to ask to identify creditable carbon offsets, including understanding project level certifications and the retail certification, Green-e® Climate.
Panel Discussion: Can we add value to projects and products with carbon offsets during the transition to a zero carbon economy?
- Kit Milnes – Vice President, Sustainability & Resilience, KingSett Capital
- Annie Bevan – Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex Communications
- Boone Jones – Manager, Client Development at Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.
Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual Chapter members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.
Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.